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Summer Pop! Week 1: Volume

Claes Oldenburg, Floor Burger

Claes Oldenburg, Floor Burger, 1962. Canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes, painted with acrylic paint, Overall: 132.1 x 226.1 cm. Purchase, 1967. © Claes Oldenburg 66/29

 

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Summer Pop! Week 1: Volume

July 5 - 8, 10 am - 11:15 am EST
Summer POP Week 1: Volume

What's your favourite summer food? Is it cold or hot? How would you transform that yumminess into a sculpture? Discover a variety of activities that consider the volume of things around us. Inspired by the legendary giant sculpture of a hamburger by pop artist Claes Oldenburg, we will create imaginative objects and spaces all week long.

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SCHEDULE FOR THIS WEEK

Monday, July 5

Sculptor in the Kitchen
Inspired by the food we love, we'll experiment with sculpture using materials found in kitchen drawers and the recycling bin.

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Tape - masking tape and clear tape
  • 2 Yogurt-type containers and lids. 250ml, 750ml
  • 1 Aluminum foil roll – any width
  • 4-6 Plastic shopping bags
  • 4–8 Sheets construction paper or cardstock: green, brown, red, yellow
  • 2-4 Kraft paper bags (sandwich bags, paper shopping bags)
  • Egg carton OR some cardboard pieces - optional
  • Newspapers - optional

 

Tuesday, July 6

Colossal Proposal
Scale is the theme for the day! Design a GIANT public sculpture through drawings, collaging and artmaking.

Materials:

  • Printed Photo or a drawing of your favourite outdoor place where there is lots of room for people to gather (for example: Grange Park)
  • Phone / camera
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Markers
  • Packing tape
  • Ruler
  • Colour pencils
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Plasticine - a golf ball size of each colour, as many colours as you like. OR homemade or store bought playdough, model magic
  • 4-6 Twist ties
  • 4-6 Toothpicks
  • 1 ball or a few lengths 1m string or yarn
  • Small everyday objects (wooden clothes peg, paper clip, plastic spoon, fork etc. )
  • Paper all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 4 Sheets White drawing paper
    • 1 Sheet Tracing paper tracing or kitchen parchment paper
    • 1 Sheet cardboard, corrugated if possible, or single ply (cereal box)
    • Old magazines, old calendars or postcards – for pictures to cut out

 

Wednesday, July 7

Paper Goes Pop
Using pop-up card tricks and other 3D paper-making secret recipes, let's create sculptures of soup cans, fruit, candy and cakes!

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Paper all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 2 Sheets white paper
    • 2 Sheets cardstock or stiff white paper
    • 12 Sheets colourful construction paper or cardstock

 

Thursday, July 8

Lines & Planes Make Volume
Get ready to make sculptures! Learn how to use a special 3D drawing technique and create inventive 3D sculptures made of lines and planes.

Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick or white glue
  • Markers
  • Tape – masking and packing tape
  • Pencil
  • Soup can /tuna can - to measure and look at, can be unopened, we will not eat
  • 30-50 Pipe cleaners - various colours
  • Paper all 8.5 x 11” or similar:
    • 3 sheets White drawing paper
    • 10 sheets Construction paper
    • 2–4 pieces 1–ply cardboard – cereal or granola bar boxes
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